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Handicap, vrijheid en overheersing: Een republikeins perspectief op het gehandicaptenbeleid
Ethiek en Maatschappij (2010)
  • Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Montreal
  • David Casassas
This article outlines a republican perspective on disability policy. Committed to ensuring the freedom-as-nondomination of disabled citizens, such a republican perspective first offers a particular diagnosis of the injustice of disability disadvantage, both in relation to individuals (dominium) and the state (imperium). Next we argue that a republican perspective may be able to sidestep some perverse implications of social contract approaches to social justice, and capable of offering a robust philosophical foundation for a theory of justice for disabled citizens. Finally, we offer a brief outline of republican remedies, grounded in the twin principles of civic participation and democratic contestation, that ought to guide robust institutional protection of disabled citizens’ republican freedom.
Publication Date
December, 2010
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Jurgen De Wispelaere and David Casassas. "Handicap, vrijheid en overheersing: Een republikeins perspectief op het gehandicaptenbeleid" Ethiek en Maatschappij Vol. 13 Iss. 4 (2010)
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